Special Reports

2012: The Year in News

The year began with rubber bullets and evictions, and ended by be­ing branded the worst year in a de­cade for respect of human rights in Cambodia.

January 3, 2013

20 Years After Untac

On November 15, 1992 the head of the U.N. Transitional Authority in Cambodia (Untac) announced in his report to the U.N. Security Council that Untac was giving up on trying to disarm the country’s political factions.

December 3, 2012

From Mainlining to Methadone in Cambodia

Ly Chan Long could not recall just when it was that he first tried to quit heroin on his own. He had been using for three or four years, and his first attempt soon failed. Dates were still hazy. But he had no trou­ble remembering what it felt like. 

November 30, 2012

Explaining the Factory Faintings

[This story was originally published March 23, 2012] Chanthul felt darkness fall over her face. Sy Ten became dizzy and asked for some Tiger Balm to dab on her head. Sovanny’s head ached and she almost vomited. Srey Pov’s hands and feet went weak and floppy, then she felt the world fade away.

November 23, 2012

Hun Sen Marks 25 Years as Country’s Prime Minister

[This story was originally published January 14, 2010] Stung Trang district, Kompong Cham province – Twenty-five years ago today, Hun Sen was appointed by the Cambodian National Assembly to become, at 33, the youngest prime minister in the world.

October 12, 2012

Burma: A Changing Landscape

SHAN STATE, Burma – Bordeaux and the Loire Valley are not what one immediately associates with the Shan highlands of eastern Burma.

August 31, 2012

Cambodia Passes Up Chance to Ratify Cluster Bomb Convention

[This story was originally published July 24, 2010] Stung Trang district, Kompong Cham province – Hen Soeun bears none of the visible wounds typical of the victim of an explosion, not the severed limbs or mangled flesh. But her scars are as real as those of the more than 60,000 Cambodians killed or injured since […]

July 24, 2010
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